SEN Learning Support Assistant

Posted 21 May by Reed Education
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Learning Support Assistant (LSA)
  • Location: Cranleigh, Surrey
  • Contract Type: Long-term to Permanent  - SEPTEMBER START
  • Salary: Competitive (details to be discussed upon application)

We are seeking dedicated Learning Support Assistants (LSA) to join our team, providing care and education for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 5 to 19. This role is ideal for individuals who are passionate about supporting young people and are committed to creating a nurturing and safe environment.

Day-to-day of the role:
  • Provide tailored support to students with ASD and SEN, ensuring their educational and personal care needs are met.
  • Assist with personal care tasks for students, maintaining dignity and respect.
  • Support students with communication difficulties and manage challenging behaviours in a calm and safe manner.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues to maintain a supportive educational setting.
  • Engage in a comprehensive week-long induction program to fully prepare for the role.
  • Complete all necessary checks and verifications to begin work.
  • Embrace a probationary period with the view to becoming a long-term, valued member of staff.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Previous experience in a similar role is preferred but not essential.
  • A valid driving license due to the school’s location.
  • Strong commitment, a positive attitude, and resilience are essential.
  • Willingness to undertake further qualifications and training to enhance professional development.
  • Comprehensive training and professional development opportunities.
  • Opportunities for career progression and promotion.
  • Mental health support for all staff members.
  • Free breakfast and lunch provided on-site.

The school is a Tier 3 specialist provision, catering to a diverse range of needs. Candidates MUST be prepared to handle potentially aggressive behaviours and contribute positively to the students’ learning experience.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the Learning Support Assistant position and believe you have the commitment and resilience to make a difference, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are passionate about this role. We value experience but are equally keen to hear from those with the right attitude and willingness to learn.

Reference: 52705382

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